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CEREL Twilight Seminar: "Biodiversity in Development"

21 September 2015

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Date: Monday 21 September 2015
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato

New Zealand’s natural world is internationally renowned, but it is under significant threat from pests, climate change and the direct impacts of development activities such as farming, urbanisation and resource extraction. Biodiversity decline continues; undue numbers of species of plants, birds and animals are vulnerable or endangered.

The speakers will address the need for strategic change and specific practical action. They will analyze particular innovative tools and approaches, and the special challenge of complex environments such as the coastal marine area.

The Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law (CEREL) Twilight Seminar is co-hosted by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and the EnvironmentalDefence Society (EDS).

The speakers are: Dr Marie Brown, EDS, and Dr Pip Wallace, of the Environmental Planning Programme. The session will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor Bruce Clarkson, Dean of Science and Engineering, and Professor Barry Barton, Directorof CEREL.

Presentations

Dr Marie Brown "Biodiversity in development"

Dr Pip Wallace "Resisting arrest: the challenges to regulating human disturbance of birds in coastal areas Biodiversity in development"